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Introduction

Pikey Peak Trek is a newly introduced trekking route and closest alternative to crowded Everest trek. This trek falls in the Khumbu region which allows us to enjoy an up-close view of Everest and the lower Khumbu region along with magical landscapes. You will be able to observe a spectacle of sunrise and sunset over the giant peaks is so magical that presents you a whole new experience. Aside from majestic Himalayan views, you will get the chance to explore unique geography and the life it supports. The unique Sherpa Culture and their hospitality are very intriguing. Being a newly discovered trekking route, it grants an off-beat and isolated trekking experience.
Pikey Peak is one of the tallest “Hills” in the Solukhumbu region whose name Pikey is derived from the name of a Sherpa community divinity. During the month of July, the locals hold different celebrations to worship their deity. In this trek, you will be able to observe a magnificent view of most solicited peaks of Everest, Kanchanjunga, and Makalu, the trail passes through authentic Sherpa villages and monasteries following the beaten trail. Many earlier mountaineers and explorers including ‘Sir Edmund Hilary’ have admitted that the view of Mt. Everest from Pikey Peak pretty stunning and magnificent. Pikey Peak at the elevation of 4,067 m in the lower Everest region is the best viewpoint to look into Mt Everest and other peaks east of Kathmandu. The Pikey Peak is most popular for its sunrise and sunset views and one can experience the spectacle of seven 8000-meter peaks such as Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Manaslu, Annapurna and Shishapangma in Tibet and numerous other peaks like Gauri Shanker, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, AmaDablem, Mera and Thamserku. Moreover, the region is easy to access and provide a flexible itinerary with the opportunity of driving or flying to the trekking trailhead.
The trek starts with scenic drive or flight, east of Kathmandu. The rolling hills with cascading waterfalls, terraces and primary village in the forefront of snow peaks make the journey awe-inspiring. Once we start walking, authentic Buddhist villages marked by prayers flag and Mane walls welcome us. Rustic monasteries and authentic Sherpa villages along the trail are long gone in popular Everest path. We walk through the Rhododendron forest and come to the high pastures with a far-reaching view. The best time to go on this moderate trek is from Feb to May and Sept to Dec.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative staff that will drop you off at the hotel. You will check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

You will explore Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most significant places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath known as the Monkey Temple and Bauddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, you are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip to our office. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu-Phaplu by flight and trek to Chayalsa

We fly to Phaphlu, Himalayan foothills and then start our trek into the Solukhumbu region. The scenes from the flat surface are extraordinary since it offers clear glimpses of terraced hills and the gigantic Himalayan. Also, you can see the superb sight of Sherpa communities, go around the local market in Salleri and visit local monasteries including the Chilsa monastery. Overnight at Chayalsa.

Day 4: Trek to Kerung

On our way to Kerung, you can observe people of Tamang, Sherpa and Magar communities and their culture. And, you can also experience the scenes of striking spectacles of higher peaks and landscapes. Going around ancient monasteries and Buddhist stupa at Kerung is the fascinating part. Many locals like Tamang, Magar, and Sherpa live here following unique cultures and traditions. Overnight at Kerung.

Day 5: Trek to Jhapre

You arrive at Jhapre after trekking for about six hours from Kerung. En route to Jhapre, you will have an opportunity to view the different flora and fauna as well as wilderness stunning landscapes all along the Solu-Okhaldhunga border. We can have a chance to interact with locals and enjoy their company. You can visit around monasteries and Buddhist stupa in Jhapre too. The cultural performance in Jhapre performed by the locals is worth watching. Overnight at Jhapre.

Day 6: Trek to Pikey Base Camp

This is the highest point of the trek and you can see plants and animals found in the Himalayan region. Also, you will see ancient monasteries, mani stones, Buddhist stupas and more. Furthermore, this particular area is fitting for marathon and mountain bike race. We can explore the alpine vegetation where we can find good views with good surroundings. Overnight at Pikey Base Camp.

Day 7: Climb to Pikey peak and trek to Jase Bhanjyang

On the way, we trek up to Pikey Peak where you will observe the beautiful sunrise scene and Himalayan range from Kanchenjunga to Dhaulagiri not to miss Everest. After that, we walk down where we will witness the picturesque landscape. From the top of Pikey Peak, you’ll follow a ridgeline that starts flat and then steepens as you enter the jungle to Jase Bhanjyang. Here, you can observe yaks grazing and get an opportunity to drink fresh and tasty yak milk. If you can take a shortcut Jase Bhanjyang, it will let you arrive at Junbesi. Overnight at Jase Bhanjyang.

Day 8: Trek to Junbensi

Today, we head off to reach Junbesi. After you pass the Pikey peak you trek down through distinctive landscape to Junbesi valley. Junbesi is a traditional Sherpa village resting at an elevation of 2675 m and is the cradle of Sherpa culture and architecture. The Sherpas regard the Solukhumbu as a sacred valley. In this remote part of Nepal that borders Tibet; Buddhism thrives as you can find numerous Buddhist monasteries along the way. Overnight at Junbensi.

Day 9: Trek to Phaplu

After visiting Thuptenchholing Monastery and witnessing typical Tibetan medicinal therapy at Junbesi village, you trek down to Phaplu through the forest which takes around six hours. Here you can try delicious local food and drink engaging in Sherpas cultural program. There’s also the option of hiking up to Chiwong Gompa, rested high on a cliff overlooking the valley. Founded in 1923 Chiwong Gompa has magnificent celebrations for the Mani Rimdu festival in autumn. Overnight in Phaplu.

Day 10: Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu

Today we take a 25-minutes amazing scenic flight back to Kathmandu. Or you can also drive back to Kathmandu observing the amazing scenes on the way. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Leisure day

Today you can spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or to explore, as per your desire. You can visit some places in Kathmandu for some shopping. The streets of Thamel and Aasan hold many shopping items that you can take for your friends and family as a memo. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu to your destination.

We thank you for being a part of our tour and travel. We bid you farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs. Our representatives will drop you at the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of your flight.

Inclusions

  • Airport pickup in a private car/vehicle from an International/ domestic flight.
  • All the transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with a B/B basis.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Three times meal in the trek.
  • Hot soup in high places.
  • Two-way flight: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu for all.
  • A professional guide for trek and tour.
  • An assistant guide for more than 10 pax.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Insurance for guides and porters.
  • Food and accommodation for guides and porters.
  • All necessary documents (Permits and TIMS).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Airport taxes of Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Necessary medical kit for staff.
  • Trekking map as itinerary.
  • T-shirt from the company.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Trip completion certificate.
  • Airport drop in a private car/vehicle from an International/ domestic flight.

Exclusions

  • Visa for Nepal.
  • International flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Entry fee in monuments areas
  • Travel and rescue insurance of clients.
  • Personal expenses: Hot shower, battery charge during the trek, bar bills, laundry service, and mineral water.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in the exception of the itinerary.
  • Tips for your guide and porters.

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February 17, 2020

This was a perfect way to be introduced to much of the culture of Nepal. We had an excellent friendly guide, full of knowledge he is extremely happy the share about Nepal and the Himalayan people. He took us to some beautiful and varied landscapes and incredible monasteries. He was also very good at making adjustments to the schedule for a long term knee injury I have. I’m am desperate to go back to Nepal and on another trek with Attractive Travels.

Jenny Swift

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